Psychological and social factors in coronary heart disease

@article{Albus2010PsychologicalAS,
  title={Psychological and social factors in coronary heart disease},
  author={Christian Albus},
  journal={Annals of Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={42},
  pages={487 - 494}
}
  • C. Albus
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of Medicine
Abstract More than six decades of empirical research have shown that psychosocial risk factors like low socio-economic status, lack of social support, stress at work and family life, depression, anxiety, and hostility contribute both to the risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) and the worsening of clinical course and prognosis in patients with CHD. These factors may act as barriers to treatment adherence and efforts to improve life-style in patients and populations. In addition… 
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